THE ROLE OF TRADE UNIONS IN VIETNAM: A CASE STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
Article first published online: 27 SEP 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
How to Cite
Torm, N. (2012), THE ROLE OF TRADE UNIONS IN VIETNAM: A CASE STUDY OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES. J. Int. Dev.. doi: 10.1002/jid.2881
- Article first published online: 27 SEP 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 9 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Received: 21 MAR 2011
- trade unions;
On the basis of matched employer–employee data from 2007 to 2009, this paper examines the union wage gap among small and medium non-state manufacturing enterprises in Vietnam. Controlling for both worker and firm characteristics, the results provide evidence that union members earn higher wages than non-members, and are more likely to receive social benefits. Within unionised firms, a substantial wage premium is revealed for workers employed in Southern firms, a finding which among other factors may be attributed to historical differences between the North and South of Vietnam. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.